Nine ounces of slow-roasted pastrami, melted swiss cheese, and housemade thousand island dressing, all held together between slices of freshly baked marble rye. When diners reach the reuben on Stir's menu, they instantly know it's amazing—either because of its description or because the restaurant— recently under new ownership and management— made sure to include "AMAZING" as part of that description. The sandwich stands out on a menu of upscale gastropub food that also features five different handcrafted gourmet burgers, each of which takes on the tasty identity of a particular city or region and comes with a birth certificate to prove it. Colorful mojitos, martinis, and specialty drinks—including domestic, imported, and locally crafted brews such as No-Li—wash down bites.
Originally known as the Clemmer Theatre, the Bing Crosby Theater was opened in 1915, riding the first wave of movie palaces. A unique acoustic shell with thousands of lights hang over the stage, complementing the auditorium's atmosphere of old-timey elegance and Illuminating the night sky for attendees who flew in on their old-timey blimps.
Eclectically drawing inspiration from sources as diverse as 1930s singers and Queen, the peppy lyrics and buoyant melodies of April Smith and The Great Picture Show have courted televisions nationwide, appearing on the hit show Weeds and commercials for Chico's and the NFL. In the band's debut studio album, Songs for a Sinking Ship, singles such as “Terrible Things” and “Colors” tell sonic tales of universal emotions, from relationship fears to elation at finding a $5 bill on the street. With an array of instruments at the ready, the backing band bolsters frontwoman Smith’s smoky vocals with lugubrious accordion, twinkling keyboard, and exuberant plucks of ukulele.
A stone’s throw from the Spokane Arena, more than 20 high-definition, flat-screen televisions line the walls of The Tailgater Sports Bar, where diners flock to take in a game while enjoying 10 beers on tap and wings doused in one of three sauces. In addition to classic appetizers including jalapeño poppers and fish and chips, the staff flips eight types of third-pound certified Angus burgers, and tops country-fried steak sandwiches with gravy. On select weekends, the bar hosts events where DJs spin top-40 tunes or notable poker players challenge guests.
Named for the famed German soprano, Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall pays homage to a wealth of musicians during its slate of concerts. Throughout the year, the USBC music venue welcomes gospel choirs and symphonies to its stage, as well as wind ensembles that double as the venue’s air conditioning system.